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Nikka Whisky from The Barrel 500ml $84.95 Delivered @ Sydney Wine Beer Spirits via Amazon AU

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Balanced to the point of being elegant, The Barrel is one of the finest blended whisky to ever come out of Japan. A blending of over 100 different constituent whiskies including both malt and grain offerings aged in bourbon barrels, sherry butts and refill hogsheads it delivers a complex aroma and flavour that brings new tones to light with every sip. While baby skin smooth and named The Barrel, it is bottled at 51.4% ABV so deserving of respect. If you enjoy whisky with great depth of character and subtle spiciness without rough edges, then this is a must-try neat or with just a splash.

51.4%

500ml

$91.99 from Dans et. Al

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  • +5

    Amazing whiskey.

    • +3

      Amazing Pollywaffl

  • It’s not for everybody, but I did not mind it.

  • Tried this on few shots. Great whiskey.

  • +8

    It's not a bad drop. You could pick this up in Japan in supermarkets and 7-11's for $25-$27 as recently as two years back, would love to be buying at that price

    • +3

      Thank you OP, got one.

    • +9

      I remember picking up a 700ml bottle of Tory's for $15 at 7-11! This was in 2018. Man I wish convenient stores in Aus were the same as in Japan. The variety, quality and price can't be beaten.

      • +3

        yeah the 7-11 here is so sad compared to Japan. Lawson is also good, because they serve fried chicken all day everyday.

    • +1

      Me, last time I was there: "$30? It's a bit dear, might just grab two"

      • +2

        Checking Trail Wallet early 2018, looks like I spent $77 (Tax free) for two bottles of Nikka from the Barrel, a Suntory Yellow label and the return metro tickets. Cheers for the throwback.

    • +1

      I live in Japan. It's no longer that price , around 5000Yen now, roughly $60-$70AUD.
      JW -Red is $12
      Jim Beam - $16
      Yamazaki Single Malt NAS $120

      Still significantly cheaper than Aus

    • Yea and a bottle of yamazaki was like $40 a few years back… it's just demand and supply. Japanese whiskey got popular and demand went through the roof. I went to the yamazaki factory and they didn't even have any for sale even if you wanted to

  • One of my favourites, recommend for any collection

  • Not sure if this price is good but this is a great whisky

  • +4

    This is a good whisky but just be aware that

    Nikka from the Barrel have the following disclaimer: “This product does not meet all the criteria of ‘Japanese whisky ‘ defined by the Japan Spirits & Liqueur Makers Association.”

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/new-regulations-mean-...

    Most probably it's made from imported whisky and not distilled in Japan

    I'd pay local Japanese price for this when in Japan but not the premium that Japanese whisky commands

    • +1

      Nikka from the Nevis

  • Am I right in saying the Master of Malt has this for $67.1 ? I’ve noticed their prices are far cheaper than the major outlets, is there some hidden fee that is applied later ?

    • +3

      shipping

      • +1

        Yes, I just tested it out, delivery was $39.59. That changes the price a lot ! Thank you.

    • +2

      It’s an overseas site so doesn’t include GST or import duties

  • +1

    remember this is only 500ml but its pretty great - i just dont remember it being this expensive

  • Had me at sherry butts.

    • You just don’t want to own up to the ‘baby skin smooth’.

  • +2

    Wasn't a fan of this particular whisky..I found it really rough. I did drink it neat though.

    • +2

      I find a splash of water helps

    • +1

      Found this whisky when opened new, needs to breathe for a bit before consuming.

      • +3

        Agree, found it very harsh initially (I drink neat too).

        After a a week or so and a few drams it settled down nicely.

        I still rate Nikka Coffey Malt way higher than it though.

        • Nikka Coffey Malt

          and the Nikka Pure Malt, a staple on my shelf.

      • That's probably what I did wrong. Still plenty left so I'll have to do that next time.

    • Same here. Found the Hakushu super rough too. I feel these are all overrated compared to actual proper scotch.

    • +1

      Consume a few drams and come back in a couple months. It dies down enough to become a very nice straight sipper.

  • +4

    I remember couple of years ago this was $50 bucks, no one was touching it…

  • -1

    2 soda : 1 whisky ratio with soda water and slice of lemon. Epic Highball

    • +3

      Don’t lowball me on the whisky

  • +2

    That name LMAO

    • +1

      Can only imagine going into a bar and saying "Nikka please!"

    • I’ve seen this photoshopped before with ‘g’s and “from the hood” instead of “from the barrel”. I didn’t know it was a real whiskey.

  • $82 on catch

    • +1

      Damn, I didn’t see that. Good spot.

  • +2

    Has ethanol

  • -1

    Goes well with coke thumbs up

    • +1

      It actually does.

      I make something called an American Ninja - Japanese whisky (sometimes Makers Mark), homemade umeshu and Coke over a slab of ice in an old fashioned glass.

  • Could be wrong but isn’t this the same thing? $67ish

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/nikka/nikka-whisky-fro...

    Edit: Only $40 shipping lol.

    • +1

      Yeah. And import duty and taxes on top

      • Ouch! Lets get a group buy going to make it worth it ;)

        • +1

          Nah, it will never be worth it. You only buy from MM if it's a hard to find bottle.

          Just buy NFTB locally for $85.

  • +1

    $80 at Nicks although no free delivery for 1 bottle.

  • Shows as 90.47 for me

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